In this activity, we will be learning to use a calendar to answer questions about dates.
A calendar shows the days and dates of each month of the year.
This changes every year.
Here is an example showing the days and dates in the month of August one year.
The weekdays are shown in black and the weekends in red.
Look at the type of questions we might need to answer, using a calendar.
What day is the first day of the month?
The first day of the month is shown by the number 1 on the calendar. We can see that the number 1 appears on the row of Tuesdays.
So, the first day of this month is Tuesday 1st August.
What day of the week is the 17th of August?
To find which day of the week a date falls on, find the number and check the name of the row by reading across the calendar to the left.
The number 17 is in the row labelled Thursday for August.
So, the 17th of August falls on a Thursday.
Are you ready to try some questions using calendars?